Owner/Head Instructor Chuck Cawthon

Chuck teaches all of CMA’s Karate, self defense, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA classes.  He started Tae Kwon Do at age 10, and now has over 30 years of martial arts experience.  Chuck has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan and Kyokushinkai, and a 4th Degree Black Belt in American Karate.  He also holds belts in Tae Kwon Do(World Tae Kwon Do Federation), Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu(under Adam and Rory Singer at The HardCore Gym).  Chuck also has certified hours of training under Guru Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, and Eric Paulson.

Chuck, seen here in this picture, with his granddaughter.

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Head Instructor of Monroe, GA CMA Dave Martin

Karate Instructor

Started Karate at age 10, competed at local, regional, national, and international karate tournaments, South Carolina Sport Karate Association’s State Champion in sparring for 3 consecutive years, coached many students that went on to become State/National/World Champions, won the men’s middleweight full contact kickboxing division at age 14, and was Contemporary Martial Arts’ FIRST black belt.  Coach Dave, a 3rd degree black belt,  owns/operates the Monroe, Georgia branch of Contemporary Martial Arts with his wife Kim and daughter Lilly.  For more information on classes in, or around Monroe, Georgia please call Coach Dave at (706)308-7215.

 

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Head Trainer: Chuck Cawthon

Chuck teaches all of CMA’s Karate, self defense, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA classes.  He started Tae Kwon Do at age 10, and now has over 30 years of martial arts experience.  Chuck has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan and Kyokushinkai, and a 4th Degree Black Belt in American Karate.  He also holds belts in Tae Kwon Do(World Tae Kwon Do Federation),  a brown belt in Judo under Zach Hill, and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu(under Adam and Rory Singer at The HardCore Gym).  Chuck also has certified hours of training under Guru Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, and Eric Paulson.

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Amateur Fighter Andrew Ballenger

MMA/Muay Thai Assistant Instructor

ISKA US Kickboxing Champion, IKF Light Heavyweight Muay Thai World Champion, and is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Adam and Rory Singer.

Name:  Andrew Ballenger

Hometown:  Hartwell, Georgia

Fights Out Of:  Hartwell, Georgia

Ranks and Titles Held: US ISKA Kickboxing Champion, IKF Light Heavyweight Muay Thai World Champion

Favorite Grappling Technique:  GoGoPlata

Favorite Striking Technique:  Double jump back kick

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Professional Fighter C.J. Hamilton

Name: C.J. Hamilton

Hometown: Center Moriches, New York

Fights Out Of: Hartwell, Georgia

Ranks and Titles Held: 135 lbs GFC Champion, CURRENT GFC Flyweight Professional Champion

Favorite Grappling Technique: Flying omoplata

Favorite Striking Technique: Finger jab

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CMA Black Belt/Head Fitness Kickboxing Instructor Carolina Cawthon

Carolina Cawthon is CMA’s Head Fitness instructor.  She is currently attending college at the University of Georgia to become a Registered Dietician, with a minor in Bio Chemistry.(With a PERFECT 4.0 GPA!) Hundreds of people in the tri-county area have lost thousands of pounds and kept them off by attending our famous Fitness Kickboxing classes.  She is a Black Belt under Chuck and also the Georgia State Kickboxing Champion with a record of 6 wins and no losses.  She not only teaches our Fitness Kickboxing classes, but she also teaches a group weight training class that focuses on creating long lean muscles by incorporating weight resistance exercises.

Name:  Carolina Cawthon

Hometown: Hartwell, Georgia

Fights Out Of: Hartwell,, Georgia

Ranks and Titles Held:  Undefeated Georgia State Kickboxing Champion

Favorite Grappling Technique:  Triangle choke

Favorite Striking Technique:  Side kick

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Cornerman Mark Miles

Mark does much more than just help in the corner during the fights, he helps scout out future opponents, makes contacts to promoters/matchmakers, helps design t-shirts, wraps hands on fight night, drives fighters to and from weigh ins/fights, and much, much more!

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CMA Black Belt/2014 IKF Muay Thai World Champion Brandon Cawthon

Karate/Kickboxing Instructor

Started training when he was just 3 years old, went through CMA’s Lil Dragon curriculum, then CMA’s junior curriculum and attained junior black belt.  Eventually Brandon became CMA’s lead Lil Dragon instructor while training for his adult black belt at Contemporary Martial Arts.  Brandon tested for, and passed, his adult black belt in 2010.  After reaching black belt, Brandon joined CMA’s fight team and was ranked #3 in the nation in the WKA, and is the current IKF Muay Thai World Champion, & USMTA(United States Muay Thai Association) 145lbs Full Rules Muay Thai Champion.

Name: Brandon Chuck Cawthon

Hometown: Royston, Georgia

Fights Out Of: Hartwell, Georgia

Ranks and Titles Held: 2014 IKF Men’s Welterweight Open Muay Thai Rules World Champion, USMTA(United States Muay Thai Association) 145lbs Full Rules Muay Thai Champion

Favorite Grappling Technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking Technique: Teep

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